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Re: CULT: Sytemic insecticides and pollinators

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Sytemic insecticides and pollinators
  • From: John Jones <jijones@usjoneses.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 14:29:44 -0700

Certainly keep any tobacco products away from your tomato plants. They
are susceptable to tobacco mosaic virus.


cathycampi@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 8/15/01 4:32:42 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> melrossmt@yahoo.com writes:
> My mother in law used a cigarette "soup" for her
> garden and flowers. You take some cigs and break them
> apart and pour water over the tobacco. Let this sit(it
> will change color)and then she watered the plants w/
> it. She said it never hurt the butterflies but kept
> "chompy" bugs away. She would just do it about twice a
> summer, I think.
> Mel
> Try growing tobacco plants and other nicotina plants.flowers attract
> butterflies and hummingbirds. Nicotine tea is a poison so makes a good
> pesticide. It also seems to be a detterent for burrowing varmits such
> as
> moles, voles, gophers and ground squirrels. I pour about a quart down
> open
> holes and on fresh digs, They never use those areas again.
> I haven't heard from the other critters but the ground squirrels have
> climbed
> the fence to verbally express their displeasure at my work. :>)
> Michael
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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